Property values to jump in Atlanta, Fulton County

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Property values to jump in Atlanta, Fulton County

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A home under construction and for sale is shown in Roswell. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Fulton County property values will rise steeply this year, after the county failed to keep up with improving property values following the recession.

In some neighborhoods, the jumps amount to more than a 70 percent value increase.

In areas where individual parcels rose steeply, Fulton Chief Appraiser Dwight Robinson said he is holding some appraisals back to “take a sanity check.”

The values do not directly align with property taxes, and because millage rates have not been sent, it is too soon to know what property taxes in the county will be. The county intends to mail assessment letters next week.

Residents have 45 days from the date of the letter to appeal their assessments.

The jump in Fulton comes after an error calculating property tax exemptions was discovered last summer, and tax bills were delayed by two months.

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The Deputy Director for Fulton County environmental health says the department works to educate workers about regulations, but won't shut them down unless imminent health risk exist.

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